So are you trying to convince us of this…or yourself? Because if I am picking up what you are putting down we need to believe that a virtual unknown community member, never in the public mind, never holding any elected office before, Kelly Kohls was more popular than a sitting BOE president and well known lawyer in town, Ira Thomsen? Was she more popular than a recent ex city council member whose wife was running for his vacated seat, and local bank manager Scott Anderson? Cause it my memory serves me correctly she was the largest vote getter…by a large margin.<quoted text>
...It's a popularity contest and no one is more popular than Malone (at least his name is often mentioned on here). Like they say even if they are talking bad about you, at least they're talking about you.
Are you trying to convince us…or yourself that Petroni and Rigano were more popular than the self anointed Chosen One with very large school color signs and the catchy phrase, Lisa Babb? Were than more popular than SEA teacher Mary Jane Gregg whose daughter is still a SEA teacher in our district? They were more popular than levy mom and sitting BOE member Gentry Ellis?
I believe they were elected because they were the best candidates based on their ideas and ability to share them succinctly with the community. They worked hard to convince people their ideas would work, and they have worked. Ron Malone may win…but he better be able to share concrete ideas that are going to convince the majority of the community that his way of doing business, and this is a business, is going to be better than what we have seen over the last 2-4 years. Regurgitating feel good phrases and talking points are great for your base that already agree with you, but if you noticed, the majority of this community saw through that tactic the last 2 elections cycles.